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Calen Holcomb allegedly offered police free MMA lessons if they did not arrest him for DUI

Calen Holcomb allegedly offered police free MMA lessons if they did not arrest him for DUI

Calen Holcomb, 34, a professional mixed martial artist with an 0-2 record, was recently arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) and bribery of a public servant in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Holcomb was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence, but not before offering Brevard County deputies free mixed martial arts lessons if they would let him go, according to the arrest report.

A sheriff’s deputy saw Holcomb almost back his vechile into the Slide Inn Bar and Grill building on North Atlantic Avenue while attempting to park at the business around 1:50 a.m. Monday, according to the report.

The deputy spoke with the MMA fighter and said he was stumbling when he got out of his truck and smelled of alcohol. Holcomb declined to take a field sobriety test and then became aggressive when he was told he would be arrested, deputies said.

While deputies read Holcomb his DUI implied consent, he continued to be aggressive and declined to take the breathalyzer test, according to the report.

Throughout the encounter, deputies said Holcomb said he was a professional mixed martial arts fighter and if deputies would let him go, he would let them attend a month of his classes for free. Deputies said Holcomb made this offer several times while he was being placed under arrest and taken to the Brevard County Jail.

Holcomb also made several offers to physically harm suspects in other cases for deputies as payment, according to the report.

According to the report, Holcomb was about .1 miles from his home address when he was arrested.

In his pro MMA debut in 2014, Calen Holcomb was submitted in the just over a minute by way of guillotine choke, followed by a third round knockout in 2016.

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